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2013 Fantasy Football: Top 3 TEs

Ryan Fowler profiles the top three fantasy tight ends for the upcoming season.
Ryan Fowler profiles the top three fantasy tight ends for the upcoming season.
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Ryan Fowler

Ryan Fowler has spent the past 10 years covering and talking sports on TV and radio, in newspapers and on the web. He joined FOXSports.com as lead Fantasy Sports Editor and also acts as Digital Content Manager at WhatIfSports.com. Follow him on Twitter. Listen to his FOX Sports Team Report Podcasts on SoundCloud and iTunes

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My 2013 fantasy football top three tight ends are:

1) Jimmy Graham

  • Averaged 10.1 fantasy points per game in 2012
  • Finished with 85 rec. / 135 targets (both led Saints) / 982 yards / 9 TDs
  • He regressed slightly from 2011, but Sean Payton returns me more looks for Grahahm in 2012
  • If Gronk were healthy, Graham would be ranked No. 2

2) Rob Gronkowski

  • Averaged 13 fantasy points per game in 2012 (11 games played)
  • Finished with 55 rec. / 79 targets / 790 yards / 11 TDs (lead all tight ends in 11 games played)
  • With forearm and back surgeries listed on his "What I Did During the Offseason" report, there remains a huge gray area as to Gronk's fantasy value in 2012 as of late-June

3) Vernon Davis

  • Averaged 5.3 fantasy points per game in 2012
  • Finished with 548 yards with five touchdowns
  • Averaged over 100 receiving yards with a TD in final two games of the playoffs
  • Has not missed a game since 2007
  • Needs to pick up slack in passing game with Michael Crabtree out

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